Blocks received

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in block lotto community, sent and received | 2 comments

…fromMaree.  Thank you! After several days agonizing and several attempts at making something that actually fits me and total frustration,  DH and I made a last ditch shopping trip and found a gorgeous 2 piece floor length taffeta dress at Dillards.  Fit was decent, but neckline of the jacket was a bit low for my taste and comfort, and the invisible zipper was poorly finished at the end and formed a bulge (probably why the price was reduced from $170 to $60!).   Waist a bit loose, but elastic.  I decided I would be able to fix the zipper, add a tighter elastic and make a snap in fabric insert for the neckline.  The dress is a dark fuchsia iridescent taffeta.  I layered a gray chiffon with silver glittery design on it over a fuchsia lining fabric to make the neckline insert and it looks like it was designed that way!

Now to make a flower girl dress.  Who knows? I may even find time to sew a few lotto blocks before the end of the month!


  1. I need to make the same shopping trip to Dillard’s for my DD’s wedding in July. Your dress is lovely and I like the style. I wonder if they have one in a dark peacock or sapphire blue, which is my wish. I have a champagne colored long dress I could wear, with a lace/beaded jacket, but champagne color just seems so neutral for a joyous wedding. So I need a new dress of course! Dallas also has Terry Costa outlet, Nordstrom’s and of course David’s bridal, as well as numerous bridal boutiques, so I could make quite an expedition of this, but I’m not that much of a shopper, and I’d rather be quilting!

  2. I’ll bet that color is lovely on you. I’m glad you can cross one more thing off your list for the wedding.

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